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Vivo

Vivo
NV "Blend #16", Sauvignon Blanc, Chile

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: .7%
83 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$25.99

Vivo
NV "Blend #16", Sauvignon Blanc, Chile

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: .7%
Emerald straw color. Aromas and flavors of baked citrus and pepper and sourdough with a silky, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a sleek, brisk finish. An easy quaffer.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively & Quaffable
Aroma Aroma: baked citrus and pepper and sourdough
Taste Flavor: baked citrus and pepper and sourdough
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An easy quaffer.

The Producer

Andrew Peller LTD.

The Producer
697 South Service Road
Grimsby, ON L3M 4E8
Canada
1 905-643-4131

Sauvignon Blanc

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Serve in a White Wine Glass
Sauvignon Blanc is a bit of a chameleon of a variety, as it changes its character depending on where it is grown. Most famously in France’s Loire Valley, (especially in Pouilly-Fumé and Sancerre), it is a rich dry white with distinct herbal notes in the nose and on the palate. In New Zealand, the flavors range from gooseberry to tropical; both styles have very good natural acidity. Certain areas in Chile also produce very tropical-driven examples with a touch of herbal character, while the typical California style is clean with melon and spearmint fruit with only traces of herbal notes.

Many styles of Sauvignon Blanc – especially those from New Zealand – are aged in steel tanks to preserve the aromatic qualities, while some producers in Sancerre or even in California age in wooden barrels; this for added texture and spice. Medium-full in body, Sauvignon Blanc is especially excellent paired with shellfish or seafood or lighter poultry with herbs.